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Below are tests organized by the Assessment Office. Click to expand and show test information and dates.

Do you need assistance preparing for an exam? Contact the Student Success Center.

Missouri Civics Achievement Exam

The Missouri Civics Achievement Exam is state-mandated.

First-time freshmen complete the exam as part of 34-102 Introduction to American Government and Politics. Students can take the exam as many times as needed until they reach 70% (35/50).  Students who pass the course (34-102) but not the exam will still be required to complete the exam as it is a requirement for graduation.  Such students will take the exam through the Assessment Office, oaia@nwmissouri.edu.  

Any student who transfers to Northwest from a non-Missouri institution or starts at a Missouri institution after July 2019 is required to complete the exam as a graduation requirement.  Such students will take the exam through the Assessment Office, oaia@nwmissouri.edu.

The exam has 50 multiple choice questions, but there is a review module for students who might struggle. The exam is not timed nor is it proctored.  Students only need to achieve a 70% (35 out of 50 points) to pass the exam and meet the state’s requirement.  It can be retaken as many times as necessary.

MoGEA

The Missouri General Education Assessment is comprised of four subtests measuring content knowledge in the areas of Reading Comprehension and Interpretation, Writing, Mathematics and Science and Social Studies.  Besides the writing subtest, these subtests follow a multiple choice format.  The MoGEA is the exam that determines acceptance into the college of education.  

Summer 2021
May 17
May 20
June 14
June 29
July 14
July 20
August 10

To REGISTER AND SCHEDULE Visit the following link to REGISTER & SCHEDULE your MoGEA or for more information: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/.

  • Once you've created or logged into your account, purchase the exam
  • THEN, go to Current Registrations
  • On the right side of the screen, click on Schedules
  • Select Unscheduled
  • You should then be able to select the test date, time and center

Other important information regarding the MoGEA

You may contact the Assessment Office with questions at 660.562.1452.

Missouri Content Assessments

Missouri Content Assessments are required for completion of the teacher education program and certification in Missouri.

Summer 2021
May 17
May 20
June 14
June 29
July 14
July 20
August 10

To determine which Missouri Content Assessment(s) you must take please contact your advisor or the TESS office (Administration Building 348, 660.562.1189)

To register for the Missouri Content Assessments, please go to https://www.mo.nesinc.com.  You can also view available seats at www.pearsonvue.com/mega.  

Other important information regarding the MoCA

For more information about the Missouri Content Assessments contact the Assessment Office with questions at 660.562.1452 or the customer service for the MoCA program at 800.215.0996.

ACT

The ACT (American College Test) is a college admittance test. The test is made of four sections: reading, writing, mathematics, and science with an optional writing portion.

The following is a list of test dates.  All tests begin at 8 a.m. on the 2nd floor of Garrett-Strong:

Date:

  • April 17, 2021
  • June 12, 2021
  • July 17, 2021

Additional information: 

SAT

The SAT is a college admittance test. 

The following is a list of test dates.  All tests begin at 8 a.m. on the 2nd floor of Garrett-Strong:

Dates:

  • June 5, 2021

Additional information: 

High School Equivalency - HiSET® (Previously GED)

High School Equivalency testing is held at the Northwest Technical School in Maryville, MO. For further information, you may contact:

Northwest Technical School
1515 South Munn
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660.562.3022

For information regarding high school equivalency test preparation contact:
Adult Basic Education
Phone: 660.582.5615 

Assessment of Core Proficiencies (Formerly GEA, General Education Assessment or Junior Assessment)

This test is administered to all students as they reach 60 credit hours. This test covers questions from four broad academic areas: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics.

Students are required to take this exam in order to pre-register for classes. In addition, participation and minimum achievements may be required of students in certain programs. Check with your major advisor.

Students who are education majors are required to take the MoGEA in lieu of the Assessment of Core Proficiencies.

For information about accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact the Assessment Office. You will need a copy of your accommodation approval letter.

Major Field Tests

Some majors and departments require students in their senior year to take a Major Field Test. The test will encompass questions related to specific majors. There are two types of tests given depending on the major.

ETS MFT ACAT
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Math
  • MBA
  • Music
More Info about ETS MFT
  • Biology

More info about ACAT

Your exam will typically be scheduled through your senior seminar or capstone course. Please talk to your advisor or department chair if you have any questions or concerns about your MFT. Please contact the professor of your senior seminar or capstone course to make arrangements for your MFT. They will have you coordinate with the Assessment Office. You will need a copy of your accommodation approval letter if requesting accommodations.

PRAXIS

The PRAXIS is used to award teaching licensure FOR STATES OTHER THAN MISSOURI. Northwest will begin offering computer-based PRAXIS tests for those we need to take it for certification in other states. See registration deadlines and guidelines at http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/

  • Additional dates will be added for the fall 2021 term
Information about accommodations for students with disabilities:  http://www.ets.org/praxis/register/disabilities/

CLEP

If you want to know if a CLEP is a good option for you, check out the following page, https://www.nwmissouri.edu/admissions/apply/freshmen/dualcredit.htm, and speak with your academic advisor.

You must contact our office in advance to schedule a time to complete a CLEP exam.

Registration including payment for your CLEP® exam must but done online through the My Account registration portal. You will receive a voucher once payment is made. You must bring that with you to the exam.

Our office collects $20 for administering the exam. Follow this link to pay for the proctoring of this exam, https://secure.touchnet.com/C21165_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=2&SINGLESTORE=true.

You will need to bring two forms of ID. The primary ID must be government issued and the secondary ID must contain either photo or signature.

The exam lasts 90 minutes but allow for two hours to complete the check-in procedures.

Other Exams

Tests such as those for other institutions, scholarship applications, or employment purposes, etc.

Cost: Typically the fee is $35, however, the cost varies depending upon test administered.